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Essi ma anche dell'a Dall'incontro con Curtis Ray il dio della musica leader della band all'ingresso nel gruppo del misterioso ragazzo irlandese che le ruberà il cuore La vita di Lili. This is the best book I have read in a long time The Troubles the ethno nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland during the late 20th century may be living memory for any of us over 30 but for teenagers they are history and a new book is needed to replace the likes of Joan Lingard s excellent Across the Barricades Naked fills this space brilliantly with a narrative seen through the eyes of naive teenage girl experiencing sex first love and painful loss of innocence during a blazing summerIt is 1976 London and Lili is 17 practicing Debussy in the school music room when Curtis Ray the boy everyone loved hated wanted to be or be with comes in and asks her to join his band She says yes and finds punk and love their band feeding into the burgeoning Kings Road punk scene in London around Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren s controversial shop Sex Brooks never forces the issue by name dropping Curtis band Naked fits naturally against a backdrop of the Ramones and Sex Pistols And when they need a new rhythm guitarist brilliant Irish musician William Bonney appears as if from nowhere and is promptly nicknamed Billy the Kid after his namesake As Curtis spirals out of control through alcohol and drugs Lili learns about William and his life growing up as a Catholic in violently polarised Belfast and loses her innocenceWhat Brooks does brilliantly in this is two fold Firstly he writes convincingly in the voice of a 17 year old girl who is affluent but emotionally bereft charting her growing awareness of a larger world and her own sense of self And secondly by putting the point of view behind her eyes he shows the horror of the Troubles and the UK bombings in a completely fresh light as she learns so do we and what we learn is heartbreaking of shattered families brutality and fear It makes for an achingly melancholic book and the way I would like my 10 year old to learn about this vital aspect of British history that made a generation what it is

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Il racconto di Lili comincia con l'estate del 1976 uella che cambiò per sempre la sua vita l'estate in cui nacue il punk e la sua band i Naked l'estate del sesso della droga degli ecc. You can t make them unhappen You can t just leave them behind because once they ve happened they re part of you part of your past and their memories become part of your present and their conseuences become part of your futureThings that happen become youAnd you can never leave yourself behind I don t think I can sufficiently made you understand how impressive the writing was it was infused with emotions How Kevin Brooks who was totally obscure to me before picking this up wrote about music was just so visceral And to think that normally I actively avoid reading novels about bands since I usually find it hard to hear the music In the case of Kevin Brooks and Naked the writing was so good I found myself rereading sentences I just read because I felt my heart moved by them It was called Heaven Hill It started off uietly with Curtis singing sorrowfully over a single haunting guitar line and gradually it built up into a swirling echo of bittersweet harmonies over a mesmerizing heartbeat of throbbing bass and drums Again I d never heard anything like it before and if someone had asked me what kind of music it was I wouldn t have known what to sayIt was uite simply unforgettable And this has one of the best female voices that was written by male authors There s really nothing to jar me out of my conviction that yes she is a girl Amazing feat indeed

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E dei Naked corre in parallelo con un pezzo di storia della musica e della Londra di uegli anni scossa dalla nascita di un nuovo violento movimento culturale e dilaniata dal terrorism. This is the first Kevin Brooks book I ve read but it will definitely not be the last This was a raw exciting novel set in the burgeoning world of punk The main character is Lili a young classically trained musician who finds herself swept into this dirty unglamorous music scene that began sweeping its way through 70 s era England She finds herself becoming the bassist of a group called Naked but is never really sure if she fits into this worldThe characters are at the heart of this novel and Lili is a likeable and relatable protagonist Her relationships with Curtis the lead singer in the group and William the mysterious new rhythm guitarist are what drive the narrative I found both characters to be very interesting Curtis with all his self destructive ways is a heart breaking character and William or Billy the Kid as he becomes known is simply a fascinating character The only downside of the book is you never really feel you get to know him as well as you would like William was easily my favourite characterAnyone familiar with the early punk scene will enjoy all the references from Malcolm McLaren and his infamous boutiue Sex to various bands that would soon be taking the country by storm such as The Sex Pistols The Buzzcocks etc There is also a subplot revolving around the IRA conflict in Northern Ireland which ends up playing a really big role in the story as it unfolds The story is at times beautiful and heart breaking Brooks writes as someone very familiar with the setting and the events I wasn t even born during the time the book is set in although I am at least passingly familiar with punk as a social movement though prefer post punk music personally but I really felt swept up in the events Five stars


10 thoughts on “Naked By Kevin Brooks

  1. says:

    “You can’t make them unhappen You can’t just leave them behind because once they’ve happened they’re part of you part of your past and their memories become part of your present and their conseuences become part

  2. says:

    Some of the best books I read are the ones I stumble on accidentally I can’t even remember why I decided that I might like this book I’m not a huge fan of the 70s I have an aversion against bands in YA fiction I’d never even heard of Kevin BrooksSo why would I read this YA book about a fictional band in the 70s written by Kevin Brooks?Maybe I was feeling particularly crazy that dayI don’t know but I d

  3. says:

    I’d never read a Kevin Brooks book before this one but I know a lot of people rave about his writing so when I g

  4. says:

    5 starsFrom what is understood that a book is a good book for you? Sometimes you understand when you read the first page and you realize that you can't wait to find out what story these pages contain; other times you come to a point where you a

  5. says:

    I would have looked good in an elegantly wasted kind of way I would of looked cool like I didn't care I would of looked rock 'n' roll But I wasn'tLila is uiet pretty and plays the piano At school shes the loner and doesn't bother with people muchCurtis is the school god Everyone knows him they want to be him and all the girls want a piece of what he's offering Not only does he look good but he's in a band Girls

  6. says:

    This is the best book I have read in a long time The Troubles the ethno nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland during the late 20th century may be living memory for any of us over 30 but for teenagers they are history and a new book is neede

  7. says:

    Naked is one of those books by a well established author that you just know is going to be huge While not entirely for me as I'm not sure I'm into the topic it covered I enjoyed reading it and I'm sure someone far into music than me or someone who can remember those early days of Punk will devour and love itThe thing that struck

  8. says:

    This is the first Kevin Brooks book I've read but it will definitely not be the last This was a raw exciting novel set in the burgeoning world of punk The main character is Lili a young classically trained musician who finds herself swept into this dirty unglamorous music scene that began sweeping its way through 70's era England She finds

  9. says:

    This young adult novel is set in 1976 against the backdrop of London's growing punk rock scene Lili is a 16 year old bass player in a flourishing punk band I love her matter of fact point of view and what feels like an insider's look at the beginnings of punk rock

  10. says:

    This book was stupid boring and pointless Maybe someone who was really into the origins of the punk music scene would enjoy it I honestly don't know I considered giving it one star but I have this odd feeling about how no one forced me to read it and I could have stopped at any time so it couldn't have been that bad right? And it didn't of

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